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Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.

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Nikolay Spiridonov ...
Vanya Solntsev (as Kolya Spiridonov)
Mariya Kuznetsova ...
Madam
Nikolay Reutov ...
Grisha
Yuriy Itskov ...
Direktor
Denis Moiseenko ...
Kolyan
Andrey Elizarov ...
Seryy
Aleksandr Sirotkin ...
Timokha (as Sasha Sirotkin)
Vladimir Shipov ...
Vovan
Polina Vorobeva ...
Natakha
Olga Shuvalova ...
Irka
Dmitriy Zemlyanko ...
Anton (as Dima Zemlyanko)
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Mama Mukhina (as Darya Lesnikova)
Rudolf Kuld ...
Storozh
Tatyana Zakharova
Irina Osnovina ...
Sosedka
Elena Malinovskaya
Andrey Dezhonov
Anatoliy Agroskin
Sergey Zhukovich
Dmitriy Konokotov
Diana Shishlyaeva
Olga Lysenkova
Vladimir Ryazantsev
Aleksey Koshevoy

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Andrey Kravchuk

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Andrei Romanov ... ()

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Olga Agrafenina ... executive producer
Andrei Zertsalov ... producer

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Aleksandr Knaifel ... (as Alexander Kneiffel)

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Aleksandr Burov ... director of photography

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Tamara Lipartiya

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Vladimir Svetozarov

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Natalia Brabanova
Marina Nikolayeva

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Olga Grebeniuk ... makeup artist

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Tatyana Nikolaeva ... production manager

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Andrei Rudiev ... set designer

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Aliakper Gasan-Zade ... sound (as Aliakper Gassan Zade)
Dima Grigoriev ... re-recording mixer assistant

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Plot Summary

Vanya is a 6 year old orphan living in a rundown orphanage in a remote Russian village. For Vanya and the other children, life is without hope, unless, of course, they are adopted by wealthy foreigners. For Vanya, hope comes in the form of an Italian couple. But while arrangements are being made an incident occurs when the mother of another child appears, seeking her son. Vanya begins to wonder what would happen if his own mother reappeared, and he was living in Italy.With the assistance of older children, Vanya is able to access his records and find the possible whereabouts of his mother. He escapes and travels across the country, pursued by the adoption agents. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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Taglines In Russia, Every Orphan Longs for Adoption. Vanya Has Other Plans...To Find His Mother At All Costs See more »
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Also Known As
  • Итальянец (Russia)
  • The Italian (World-wide, English title)
  • The Italian (United States)
  • L'Italien (France)
  • Der Italiener (Germany)
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